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Glenn Chandler

GLENN CHANDLER  (1949 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    MBA Literary Agents Ltd  represented by Diana Tyler


Glenn Chandler began his career in theatre before being invited to create and write a detective series for Scottish Television. The first story was called Killer, but this evolved quickly into Taggart which became the longest running television detective series in the world and won a BAFTA for his special contribution to Scottish broadcasting. He has also written true-crime Dramas for Yorkshire Television and a number of novels. He returned to theatre in 2008, producing his own play Boys of the empire at the edinburgh Festival.

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below is a list of Glenn Chandler's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Bikers' Knoll         Boys Of The Empire         Clevland Street - The Musical         Curse, A         Custard Boys, The         Killers         Lamplighters, The         Moonlight Across The Heather         On The Game         Private, A         Sandel         Scouts In Bondage         Treat, A



Bikers' Knoll

Synopsis:
On a summer evening, five motor cycling Shropshire teenagers meet on the barren, rocky summit of a hill near Ludlow. The atmosphere of the play is cool and ritualistic

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1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1976

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Genre:
Lunchtime play

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Boys Of The Empire

Synopsis:
Cheer as the chums of St ethelred's defend the British way of life against an arab pupil sent to wreak jihad on the children of the foreign office in revenge for their father's actions in occupied 1920s Iraq. Blending comic-book style with an uproarious satirical take on colonial exploitation (and classroom sexploitation),

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Glenn Chandler Presents

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Genre:
Comedy

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Clevland Street - The Musical

Clevland Street - The Musical
Based on the infamous true story of the Cleveland Street sex scandal. Queen Victoria is on the throne. Not far away, Post Office messenger boys are being recruited for a male brothel in north London. among their clients are lords, politicians - and possibly even the Queen's grandson. Set to a fabulous, rollicking score, a wicked and bawdy tale of sex, lies, hypocrisy and cover-ups.

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Book And lyrics by Glenn Chandler, Music by Matt Devereaux

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Boys of the empire Productions

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Curse, A

Synopsis:
The curse is paedophilia. Prisoner released after seven years for assaulting a young girl believes he is 'cured'. Temptation grows with his brother's five year old daughter

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1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1979

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Genre:
Lunchtime play

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Custard Boys, The

Synopsis:
Five London schoolboys are evacuated to a Norfolk seaside village, far from Hitler's bombs. They want to fight for england but are too young to join up and too old to wait. They join the school army cadet force and learn to fire rifles, they form a gang and play at being soldiers. But it is not real war. Sixteen year old John Curlew dreams of being a Spitfire pilot. Mark Stein is Jewish and a pacifist refugee who hates the war and longs for it to end. When these two boys are thrown together and form a romantic bond, their friendship splits the group and invites fear and prejudice. But it is a challenge to a rival gang which becomes the catalyst for a sinister train of events. While men die in their thousands overseas, in a small corner of rural england a group of schoolboys embark on a final war game which will lead ultimately to tragedy. The Custard Boys was filmed in the 1960s as Reach for Glory and is a story of sexual awakening, loyalty and betrayal which was compared upon publication to Lord of the Flies.

Notes:
adapted by Glenn Chandler from the novel by John Rae

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Boys of the empire Productions

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Killers

Synopsis:
Ian Brady. Peter Sutcliffe. Dennis Nilsen. One Moors Murderer, the Yorkshire Ripper and a necrophiliac slayer of young men, between them responsible for more than thirty deaths. Locked away for life, their only communication with the outside world are letters to their 'fans'. Sociable, sympathetic and sinister, this intensely private and bizarre unpublished correspondence has been adapted by the creator of Taggart. Killers is not only a revealing insight into the criminal mind, but a chilling look at ordinary members of the public who for many different reasons, some disturbing, enter into long-distance relationships with society's most evil.

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1st Produced:
The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    Aug 2013

Company:
Boys of the Empire Productions / The Assembly Rooms

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Genre:
drama, new writing 1 hour

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Lamplighters, The

Synopsis:
From the creator of Taggart, a murder mystery set in the remote Cumbrian hills. Theres been a murder - three of them in fact. Its the tenth anniversary of a brutal triple killing on an isolated hillside. The case remains unsolved. every year three former detectives meet up in a lonely farmhouse and journey to the scene of the crime in the hope that the murderer will reveal himself. But hair-raising events unfold when an unexpected guest comes knocking at the door. Will this be the night when justice is finally done? A story of obsession, revenge and dark deeds, The Lamplighters will keep you guessing until the very last minute!

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Genre:
murder mystery

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Moonlight Across The Heather

Synopsis:
Three hikers meet up in a lonely youth hostelling hut on the Galloway coast of Scotland. a repressed girl and her loquacious domineering father and a mysterious loner called Pitkethy. The conflict which builds up takes a sudden turn for murder

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1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1978

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Genre:
Lunchtime play

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On The Game

Synopsis:
a homeless Glasgow teenager, Dougie, drifts down to London and enters the rent boy scene. The play is set in a West end Bar

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1st Produced:
Little Theatre, London    1976

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Genre:
Lunchtime play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Private, A

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1st Produced:
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Scotland    1979

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Sandel

Synopsis:
Angus Stewart's cult novel of forbidden love, now on stage for the first time. Set in 1960s Oxford, it tells the story of a romance between David, a 19-year-old undergraduate, and a choirboy, Antony Sandel. The love affair is compromised when David accepts a teaching post at the choir school Sandel attends. Breaching conventions and defying the law, the two embark on a perilous journey, one filled with tenderness, courage and drama. The book has been out of print for many years because of its subject matter, yet Sandel is even more relevant and controversial today.

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novel by Angus Stewart adapted by Glenn Chandler

1st Produced:
theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe    Aug 2013

Company:
Boys of the Empire Productions

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Genre:
drama, new writing 1 hour 20 minutes

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Scouts In Bondage

Synopsis:
The follow-up to last year's hit, Boys Of The empire! We go aboard Imperial airways with four intrepid english boy scouts who are on their way to British India for a jamboree with scouts from all over the globe (most of which is owned by us, anyway). Naturally, villainy is afoot - again. They crash land in Afghanistan, a dangerous wilderness where outlaws of the east plot against the white races and threaten the stability of the Raj. Can these strong, brave and honest boys defeat the afghan hordes and make it a country safe to camp in - rather like england! You'll just have to wait and see in a ripping story of bare knees, young pluck and stern endeavour

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  doubling and voices

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Treat, A

Synopsis:
a middle aged gay couple, Len and Stanley, give their annual tea party to Len's grown up son David. There is an iced cake and lots to eat, but this time David has arrived to deliberately upset the domestic harmony

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1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1976

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To Buy This Play:
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Genre:
Lunchtime play

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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